This is Three

“There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth”. You guys… having a three year old is BIBLICAL. Today she wailed about wanting to play with friends as we were leaving playing with friends, she wailed about wanting a snack as she finished a snack, the kid knows how to crank up the wailing.   And…

Missionary Support

Last Wednesday, after I tucked the kids in bed, I drove down to San Diego and pick my husband up from the airport. He left Uganda 29 hours prior, we were so thankful that he was seamlessly rerouted around a big snowstorm. The last days of his trips are the longest, I am excited to…

Benjamin Buttons Buster Brown Buster Noodles

About a year ago I cruised into the hospital to deliver my sweet baby boy. It was a long induction, my second swing at evicting the little dude as a previous induction had proven to be useless. This time we were slow going at making progress until the last hour and a half when Benny…

When a cold strikes

In the spirit of gratitude, let’s just start with the fact that I am beyond grateful that our family has had pretty mild colds this year. Sure we did our round of the stomach bug but, relatively we have had it pretty good. Still, even a cold can feel like the plague when it is…

Grace, even for me

Saturday was a long day. I left my family sleeping while early in the morning so I could head up to work. The babies woke up without me, played with daddy all day, and were deep asleep when I rolled back in at 10pm.   I need to blog. Open the computer. Just do it….

Two sweet years

I was looking through old blog posts today, some are downright sweet, some remind me of deep sadness and this one just brought a smile to my face. It has been three years since I joined the children’s ministry at our church and a little over two years since I joined the staff. The last…

We are family

Sometimes it strikes me. I have a family. Like, not the people I was born to but MY people, my little unit. It is such an enormous thing to take for granted but I forget. Somehow in the laundry and dinners, the meetings, the cartoons, the coloring and teaching how to walk, the work schedules…

We are all a little lopsided

We have a joke in our family that I love taking the kids to the doctor when nothing is wrong. Is there anything as exciting as paying $150 to hear “It’s just a virus”? There is always that intoxicating cocktail of relief that they are going to get over the hump just fine but a…

Best of all is her laugh.

When I was pregnant with Lucie, Q and I joked that we needed to work on our daughter’s stand up routine in the womb in the event she wouldn’t be able to skate through life on her looks, she could lean in on a super personality. Luckily for us, she’s pretty cute AND she keeps…

My Rio Rio

Tonight I spent some time celebrating one of my dearest friends with a group of MORE of my dearest friends. It was such a sweet night, we all piled on a patio and ate, drank, and laughed. The weather was perfect (thanks, San Diego), her sweet decor was perfect, I think everyone would agree that…

Just Us

The four of us hopped in the car and drove down south this afternoon. The kids slept on our drive, giving Q and I the rare chance to listen to non-Raffi music and talk to each other in uninterrupted  sentences. The sun was warm on our skin as we discovered an amazing food truck, cute…

Someone Made a Way

There are things you simply can’t take part in when you are the caregiver to young children. Staying home with my babies is 100% a gift and I do not take it for granted but with that gift comes certain, necessary sacrifices. Professionally,  there are meetings I miss because it is not appropriate for my…